52. Cydelic by Choryin
This tutu draws on current research into the side effects of radiation, and represents the invasion of nuclear-mutated flowers eating up the natural inhabitant. The designer aimed to demonstrate how ballet might evolve over time, as the art form assimilates new elements and ideas while retaining its classical foundation.
Choryin Choi is the designer behind “Cydelic by Choryin,” an artistic luxury brand of clothing and accessories. With just two years of industry experience,
Choi received the Textile Design Award and Fashion Arts Award from the Fashion Arts program at Seneca College.
For more information, visit the National Ballet’s Virtual Museum, and the Design Exchange exhibits, 60 Years of Designing the Ballet and The Tutu Project on display from July 11 to Sept 2.
Photos by Ryan Chan and Marta Ryczko.